Neighbors May Have Difficult Days Together

My neighbor and I lean in opposite directions but I didn’t think of us as polar opposites. We felt like polar somethings at that moment, given the sudden chill in the air.

Maybe Sport Can Lead Us Out of Tribalism

In an age when tribalism is the unchecked force behind even the most intimate decisions we make, the NBA is sending a powerful message. The stars of the league will be playing for the love of the

Eugene’s Naming Policy: Mend It, Don’t Upend It

Suspending the rules to rush this honor isn’t the best exclamation point that could be added to the honor. Making the rules work better for everyone would be preferable. Coleman and Ortiz stayed focused on that ideal

Silence is Golden: A Short History of Talking

Reply-all didn’t end loneliness. It caused it. Offices became quieter, like classrooms filled with well-behaved children.

Don’t Miss the National Museum of African American History and Culture

Freedom and inalienable rights are familiar to us, but buying and selling other humans was the other “new idea” that made our country possible.

Legislative Session Recap: Shutouts and Sausages

Courtney enforced what came to be known among his colleagues as “the Rule of 16.” If you didn’t already have 16 votes to pass your bill, it would not get a floor vote.

Fripperies Galore

In retrospect, we should have become suspicious when we all suddenly needed an appliance called a "food processor."

Gerrymandering Can Be Fixed With Local Solutions

Borderline demonstrates how easy it is to manipulate district lines to give an advantage to one party over the other. The databases are not to be used for commercial purposes, but why not? What if the same

Kesey Square Proposal (2003), Revised

“Ken Kesey Square” deserves to be at the center of Eugene for its oxymoronic value alone. Was there ever a man who more refused to be a square than Ken Kesey?

Put Kesey Square in the Center of the Universe

In a way that the Merry Pranksters would appreciate, the brass circles would encourage exploratory wandering, forcing the daily bustle to slow down a bit.